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Crossifre x8 vs x16 - Performance Difference?

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July 23, 2008 8:57:56 PM

I've done fairly extensive searching, but I can't seem to find any recent, in depth analysis of whether a normal user will notice any real performance boost running a crossfire setup in x16 link vs x8.

I ask because I'm building a new system, and although I'm not planning on going xfire initially, I likely will when the 4850 cards go dirt cheap in the far future, and I'm trying to decide if I need to get:

or if I should save some $$$ and just go with

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

July 23, 2008 9:16:29 PM

Appreciate the reply, but that link is about the results with single cards on various pcie pipeline speeds, not crossfire results.
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July 23, 2008 9:23:17 PM

his link should give you a rough idea on how it would work

there would be a decrease in fps overall, but not enough for you to actually regret it
July 23, 2008 9:37:01 PM

I went for the Asus board, the gigabyte one was out of stock, and the offer for the $30 off for the mobo/4850 combo was too good to pass up.